Chelsea Ragan


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This series of illustrations were created as a love letter to my hometown. I know my hometown like the back of my hand from my years as a child, exploring the ins and outs of every street. This intimacy and familiarity allows me to find beauty in the simple things that others may typically pass by without a second thought. These unique details serve as imprints on how we all see our own hometown.

How was the illustration used:
The series, “Hometown”, was shown as part of the Wall Space project in partnership with Thomasville Center for the Arts in Thomasville, GA.

How did you make this work:
All of my illustrations are created by hand, through a painted paper cut collage technique. All analog, no digital.

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Maryland Institute College of Art
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Currently Based:
United States

Chelsea Ragan is an illustrator, baker and mother of two living in Black Mountain, NC. She received her masters from Maryland Institute College of Art. Recently Chelsea has found a home in illustration. She might be considered “new to the scene'' but Chelsea Ragan has been fortunate to work with Bravery Magazine, ORIGIN, Ditto Magazine, Design House Greetings and Be Ready Explorers to name a few.